Excelerate Lab Mentors

Mike Folgner

Mike Folgner (@mfolgs)


Mike is currently the co-founder and CEO of SnappyTV, a platform for sharing clips from live television with friends on facebook and twitter. Mike's career has been at the intersection of technology and media. He was the General Manager of Video at Yahoo! after his first company, Jumpcut was acquired in 2006. Jumpcut, an online video sharing community with the first web-based video editing tool was selected as one of Time Inc.'s 50 coolest websites of 2006 and the team won a Webby for their part in the first user created SuperBowl ad for Doritos in 2007. At Yahoo! Mike ran the video technology and business across Yahoo!'s portals. He also lead an advanced R&D group called the Brickhouse, which created FireEagle, an online location broker and Yahoo! Live, a live video sharing community. Prior to Yahoo!, Mike held varios positions at OpenTV, the leading provider of software for interactive television. Mike has an engineering degree from Stanford and an MBA from Stanford's GSB.